Albuquerque is home to one of America's most unique and cherished regional cuisines, so it's no surprise that food is one of the things that people remember most about a trip to New Mexico - some people say they moved here just to be closer to the source! New Mexican cuisine is based on native ingredients like corn, beans, squash and chiles, and incorporates Mexican, Native American and Spanish flavors - but chile is always the most important element. In fact, our official state question is "Red or green?" and both types of chile can be instantly addictive, bringing visitors back year after year.
Beyond New Mexican cuisine, Albuquerque dining has a rich and diverse culinary scene, filled with Albuquerque restaurants including sushi bars, pizzerias, Mexican taquerias and cutting edge fine-dining restaurants. If you find yourself more thirsty than hungry, you can make a visit to one of the area's wine bars or brewpubs and taste some of our award-winning wines and beers.
For more information see Authentic Albuquerque: Cuisine
4440 The 25 Way N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87109
288 Prairie Star Rd. / Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
Dinner Tue-Sun. Dine in the comfort of an old adobe mansion.
Chef Heath VanRiper presents stunning New American cuisine which is changed seasonally to reflect the time & freshest ingredients at hand. Our award winning wine list (Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1994) compliments the menu with over 2000 bottles & over 40 wines by the glass. The dining rooms, housed in a historic, adobe mansion present incredible & dramatic views of the Sandia Mountains. Come & enjoy the Prairies Star difference.
2401 12th St N.W. / Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 724-3510 / Toll Free: (866) 855-7902
Native American & southwest cuisine. Located inside Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
2321 Carlisle Blvd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87110
Just north of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, sits the small community of Leon Springs. Founded in the 1800s by Max Aue, Leon Spring´s cityscape changed when Max´s son, Rudolph, opened a one-stop gas station, garage, and grocery store.
Bar-B-Q was added to the operation in 1989, and Rudy´s "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up tasty food ever since. The same original recipes that built Rudy´s Leon Springs´ reputation are now available throughout the Southwest.
Our pits are 100% wood fired with oak, a slower burning wood than the mesquite used by others. Along with time and oak, we cook with a dry spice that ensures each plate of Rudy´s Bar-B-Q is perfectly ready for you. Apply some of our famous "Sause" and dinner is served.
15 Hotel Circle N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87123
For over 50 years, Sadie's of New Mexico has been a staple in the Albuquerque community as the source for authentic and delicious New Mexican cuisine. Visitors come from miles around to sample the true taste of New Mexico! Using only the freshest ingredients and family recipes that have been passed down for generations, this family owned restaurant thrives in a community rich with flavor. Known throughout New Mexico and around the world for it's bold kick and deep flavors; the many varieties of Sadie's Salsa lend themselves to thousands of recipes old and new. Bob, Betty-Jo, Billy and Brian invite all of their friends, new and old, to grab a jar of Sadie's Salsa and let the flavor in! Sadie's Salsa... it's everywhere!!
10701 Corrales Blvd. N.W. / Albuquerque, NM 87114
Located in Albuquerque, Saffron Tiger Indian Cuisine Express is dedicated to serving our customers top quality, delicious, and healthy food. Saffron tiger invites you to experience an innovative East Indian cuisine menu with traditional clay oven cooking in an open kitchen environment that emphasizes fast, fresh and healthy preparation. Saffron Tiger also does catering, just in time for your next party. Choose from over 21 exciting menu items including a wide variety of vegetarian dishes. Welcome to Saffron Tiger!
38 Tramway Rd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87122
Sandiago's Mexican Grill is a must visit destination located at the base of Sandia Peak Tram.
The unique coastal Mexican cuisine, along with traditional Mexican dishes complement the spectacular views of Albuquerque sunsets and shimmering city lights. Over-sized hand crafted Margaritas are the house specialties; try a Sandia Sunset or a Blood Orange Margarita.
Take in the best views of the city while dining in our festive atmosphere; enjoy dining inside or on the patio. Open daily from 4:30 pm.
Business meetings or groups of 40 or more may reserve the restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Sandiago's Mexican Grill is a perfect location to have your private function. For reservations call:505-856-7899.
10601 Montgomery Blvd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87111
Serving lunch from 11am-3pm, dinner from 5pm, & lighter fare & appetizers in the lounge & on our patio starting at 3pm, is sure to satisfy any craving.
Savoy showcases American style cuisine with “prime” steaks, oysters, & fish. An extensive wine list will please your palette & if you prefer a cocktail, our full bar will accommodate any taste. Special events including wine tastings, wine dinners, & live music will liven up your evenings (events listed at www.savoyabq.com).
Gift certificates in any denomination are available, as well as private rooms for any special occasion
3500 Central Ave. S.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87106
Welcome to Scalo in Albuquerque!
In 2007, Wine Spectator conferred upon Scalo the Award of Excellence for its outstanding wine selection. Scalo started bringing original and traditional Italian food to Albuquerque in December of 1986. Since its opening, Scalo has brought premium pasta, steaks, fish and other fine cuisine to Nob Hill, in the center of Albuquerque.
Wine Down Wednesday
November 11, 2011
Join us November 16th, for a special evening to sample select wines from Tuscany.
5500 Academy Blvd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87109
Scarpas opened its first location in 1994 and became an instant local favorite. With our two locations in the lovely North East Heights, Scarpas is the perfect place to meet friends and family, have a delicious meal and enjoy its relaxed, Italian old world charm.
Scarpas is known for our gourmet pizza, a perfectly cooked thin crust thanks to our custom built brick ovens. Our crust is cooked at a high temperature to produce an ideal texture that is light and crispy. We have a wide selection of unique pizzas on our menu - all made with the freshest ingredients. We also feature delicious fresh salads and pasta dishes, and an extensive beer and wine list. Remember to check out the "Special Board" on your next visit to see the chef's daily offerings.
Finish your meal with our famous and most sought after dessert, the Torta Di Mele. It is an unbelievable combination of puff pastry apple tart, ice cream and chocolate, caramel and whip cream.
Come in for lunch or dinner, relax with family and friends and enjoy a memorable meal at Scarpas.
2031 Mountain Rd. N.W. / Albuquerque, NM 87104
Located just north of historic Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque New Mexico, Seasons provides casually elegant dining with the feel of California wine country. Or, relax on the patio in our rooftop cantina. If it's private dining you're looking for, our Magnum Room is the premier venue for your event.
Seasons of Albuquerque offers casually elegant dining in an atmosphere buzzing with excitement and heavenly aromas.
3718 Central Ave. S.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87108
Serafin's Chile Hut brings authentic New Mexican cuisine to the Nob Hill area. Each home style cooked meal is prepared hot and fresh with our customers in mind. Enjoy your meal inside our nostalgic intimate dining area or sit outside in our spacious shaded patio.
With our full menu served all day, come by Albuquerque's newest sensation and savor our breakfast and dinner entrees anytime of day.
Shark Reef Café - ABQ BioPark
2601 Central Ave. N.W. / Albuquerque, NM 87104
The Shark Reef Cafe is a full service restaurant open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, serving both breakfast and lunch. The menu includes breakfast burritos, pancakes, salads, burgers and sandwiches. Catering services available.
424 Central Ave. S.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87102
French-American Bistro. Casual gourmet dining in an art-filled atmosphere.
4214 Central Ave. S.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87108
Pacific Northwest inspired seafood and live music venue.
9600 Tramway Blvd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87122
The County Line was formed by some Texans who loved Austin; loved its heritage and historical buildings; loved BBQ; and were committed to running a restaurant based on four principles: First: offer the highest quality smoked barbecue – ribs, brisket, sausage and chicken – with traditional sides of cole slaw, potato salad and beans. Second: provide these BBQ specialties in generous portions at reasonable prices. Next: employ college-age students to offer friendly table service with linens and bar service. Finally: feature an authentic location that celebrates the heritage of Texas. In 1975 they put all these principles into effect at The County Line's original location in an old speakeasy now known throughout Austin as The County Line on the Hill…and the rest as they say is history. With locations all over the Southwest the County Line continues to serve up award winning barbeque in a relaxed setting, that's so good you'll want to "Get It All Over Ya!".
In 1990, The County Line Restaurants began shipping its legendary barbeque to all parts of the United States by Air Ribs. The same quality products that you've come to enjoy in the restaurants can be shipped right to your door. What better gift could you give your family or friends than to have The County Line cook for dinner.
7220 Lomas Blvd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87110
Cooperage Restaurant is locally owned and operated in Albuquerque for over 35 years, since 1976. The restaurant is renowned statewide for our in-house hand cut USDA certified Black Angus Beef. The Prime Rib, the specialty of the house, is aged to perfection, cut and cooked to order. The forty-plus item salad bar features fresh ingredients and home-made soups. A full service bar and wine list compliments the dining experience. Our old world charm creates the ideal setting to enjoy a great dining experience with family and friends, a place to relax and enjoy a fantastic meal any time. Join us on the weekends for live entertainment in our lounge!
2010 Wyoming Blvd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 332-2665 (COOL)
8806 4th St. N.W. / Albuquerque, NM 87114
New Mexico style cuisine in a charming atmosphere!
10500 Fourth St. N.W. / Albuquerque, NM 87114
Visit us at our World Famous New Mexican Restaurant in Albuquerque's beautiful North Valley. El Pinto was established in 1962 and has been featuring traditional New Mexican recipes from our grandmother Josephina Chavez-Griggs ever since.
We started as a one room restaurant that was a special place for families and friends to gather and have an excellent meal. Forty seven years later we have expanded into the largest restaurant in the state of New Mexico. We are still the place for friends and families to gather, eat, and enjoy the enchantment that New Mexico has to offer. We also ship daily the best New Mexican salsa in the world and have it delivered to your door. Our New Mexico salsa, green chile, and red chile sauces have been voted the best time and time again.
3523 Central Ave. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87106
Welcome to Fan Tang! (pronounced “Fan Tan”) Located in Nob Hill, Albuquerque, Fan is Chinese for “food or Cuisine” and Tang is Chinese for “room or hall for a specific purpose”. So Fan Tang is a place where friends and family gather to enjoy good food and good company. Think of Fan Tang as “Your Asian Kitchen”.
510 Central Ave. S.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87102
A pizzeria and wine bar, right next door to Artichoke Cafe , is the perfect place to unwind in the evening or share a meal with your favorite person.
8917 4th St. N.W. / Albuquerque, NM 87114
Seasonal cuisine in a beautiful North Valley atmosphere, farm to table.
8001 Menaul Blvd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87110
Fourth & Roma Café
500 4th St NW / Albuquerque, NM 87102
Serving mouthwatering pastry, breakfast and lunch creations made fresh daily.
40 Tramway Rd. N.E. / Albuquerque, NM 87122
It's not just a meal, it's an adventure. Escape the city and enjoy a unique dining experience atop Sandia Peak. No where else can you dine two miles high and enjoy such a wonderful meal.
The locals love to get out of town and enjoy a relaxing dinner, while the folks from out of town make a trip up the tram a must see and do while in Albuquerque. Whether you are local or from out of town High Finance is enjoyed by all.